Location: Potsdam Delivery Method: Onsite

An Interdisciplinary Perspective With an Eye on Results

Clarkson University offers interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees in environmental science and engineering (ESE). The programs span natural science and engineering fields while giving you opportunities to engage with the social sciences and policymaking. You will investigate interrelationships between the natural and human systems that affect environmental outcomes on a local and global scale.

We create leaders who apply engineering and science with an interdisciplinary perspective and understand policies necessary to solve complex environmental problems.

You will work closely with faculty across a range of disciplines to positively impact environmental outcomes. Clarkson's world-class laboratory facilities enable research at the frontiers of human understanding.

Why Clarkson?
The ESE program is housed within Clarkson's interdisciplinary Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) — a hub for faculty and students across the social sciences, humanities, engineering and natural sciences that offers you an unparalleled diversity of views and expertise. We promote and support campus-wide environmental education, sustainability efforts and collaborative research initiatives.

Chuan Tang
Studying at Clarkson prepared me to succeed in my future challenges. I discovered my interest in academic research and was encouraged to keep moving forward. It's important to me to keep advancing. I have enjoyed some wonderful opportunities here.

Chuan Tang '15, MS Environmental Science & Engineering, '17, PhD Environmental Science & Engineering

Curriculum

MS in Environmental Science & Engineering

The master's degree in ES&E consists of 30 credit hours including a research thesis or project. This degree can usually be completed in 18 to 24 months.

Environmental Science & Engineering MS Curriculum

PhD in Environmental Science & Engineering

The institute also offers a PhD in ES&E that culminates in a research dissertation.

Environmental Science & Engineering PhD Curriculum

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Admission

MS Admission Requirements

MS Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of calculus, physics and chemistry; have some background in fluid mechanics; and have obtained a BS, BE or equivalent degree from an engineering or science program. No minimum grade point average (GPA) is required for admission; however, in general, a GPA > 3.25 for a BS degree in a related field is expected in combination with a superior record of academic achievement. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of ALL applicants. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 550 minimum (CBT score of 213 or IBT score of 80) or IELTS score of 6.5.

MS Exceptions

Up to 10 credits (grade B or better) of graduate work from another institution may be transferred into the program with the approval of the director. Entrance exams will be waived for recent Clarkson alumni.

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

PhD Admission Requirements

PhD Pre-Requisites

No minimum grade point average is required for admission, however in general a GPA > 3.25 for MS degree in a related field is expected in combination with a superior record of academic achievement. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of ALL applicants (GMAT okay for EPG). International applicants must submit a TOEFL score; a minimum of 550 (CBT score of 213 or IBT score of 80) or IELTS score of 6.5.

PhD Exceptions

Up to 30 credits (grade B or better) of graduate work from previous MS degree may be transferred in, with the approval of the Director. Entrance exams will be waived for recent Clarkson alumni. Direct admittance to the PhD program with a BS degree is possible for exceptional students.

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact

Graduate Admissions Team
graduate@clarkson.edu
518-631-9831

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